Edson and District Leisure Centre

EDLC Hot Tub Update

Please note that the hot tub at the Edson and District Leisure Centre is currently closed. See the release for details.

Welcome to the Edson and District Leisure Centre! (Formerly Repsol Place)
Our facility features twin arenas, an indoor swimming pool and a hospitality room.
Information for Pool & Arena Schedules are continually updated on our Website & Facebook Page. However, our Facebook Page has the most up to date information for short notice changes/cancellations in our scheduling. 

Program Information:

For information on programs and courses offered by Community Services, please contact Edson & District Leisure Centre Guest Services at (780)723-7665 (POOL). To register online, go to the Home Page of the Town of Edson website and click on Program Registration Activenet.

As our programs are run on a cost-recoverable basis, the minimum number of people must be registered and paid before the program can run. Be sure to register prior to the registration deadline to avoid disappointment! Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve, paid basis. There will be no phone in registrations.

Forms of payment accepted: Debit/Cash 

Cancellation Policy:

Courses or programs may be cancelled at the Town's discretion, and complete refunds will be provided to all registrants. Registrants will be contacted should the Town cancel a course or program and/or if there are changes to dates or location.

If registrants withdraw from a course or program prior to the registration deadline, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus the online transaction fee.

If registrants withdraw from a course or program after the registration deadline has passed, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus a $10 administration fee plus the online transaction fee. 

If registrants withdraw from a course or program after it has already started no refund will be issued.

These refunds will be issued in the form of a credit to the registrant’s Activenet account.

Please note:

A $25 service charge will be levied on all NSF cheques.

Any personal information provided to the Town of Edson is being collected under the authority of Section 32(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only in accordance with that act.

Pool & Arena Information including Schedules are listed below:

Dry Pad Rentals:
Unavailable until May 2024 as the ice currently going in for the season. 
Check out our facebook page for more information or call 780-723-7665. 
Ice Information:
Centennial ice is in. Arena schedules will be posted week to week until regular season starts Tuesday, September 5th. 
Ice rental hourly rates are as follows:
  • Adult Prime $185
  • Youth Prime $105
  • Adult Non-Prime $105
  • Youth Non-Prime $78

Non-Prime is Monday-Friday 6:30am-3pm. Prime is Mon-Fri 3pm until close & all-day Saturday & Sunday. 

*Ice Availability is limited because of our large #of user groups. Please call 780-723-7665 to get your name added to a call list for when ice becomes available, caution that it is often with short notice. We do not have designated rental space it is when user groups are not using their allotted time slots that we are able to sell that ice**

For your safety helmets must be worn by all patrons. This includes activities programmed by us such as Public Skating, Family Skating, & Shinny. 

For information regarding arena schedules or rentals please call 780-723-7665


Our Hospitality Room is available for rent for $45/hr. It can be left empty or we can provide tables and chairs for seating up to 60 people. 

Please call 780-723-7665 to book or email recadmin@edson.ca

Our pool features a 5 lane swimming pool with a deep & medium end as well as a shallow play pool. We also have a waterslide, diving board, 2 smaller slides, and a dry sauna. For private bookings you can rent our Wibit Rodeo Slide or Water Walkway to use as well.
Our hot tub has been permanently closed. 
Lockers are available in the pool, however we do not sell or provide locks. Please feel free to bring your own lock for drop in swim programs. 
Swim diapers are available for sale at Guest Services. $2.00 each. These are a requirement for children under the age of 3. Starting April 1st, 2023 a swim diaper cover will also be required on top of the swim diaper. These can be purchased at the Leisure Centre or from a retailer online. 
Our admission fees are listed on our pool schedule below. Cash or debit accepted only, no cheques or credit cards. 

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Pool Schedule: September 5th - 30th 2023

Pool Schedule: October 1st - December 22nd 2023

The pool schedule is subject to change.
Please call Guest Services for most up to date information. 780-723-7665 Ext. 1 or check out our Facebook Page

Pool Admissions & Memberships

Select memberships are now available for purchase online. You can do so through the Program Registrations ActiveNet link on our website. 

Pool Rental Information

For pool inquiries please email Katie Barnes

Swim for Life Swimming Lessons

August 2023 Swimming Lessons - registration July 12th at 6pm.

Fall Swimming Lessons- registration August 31 at 6pm

July 7th update- Summer 6 is cancelled. 

September - December swimming lesson registration will be August 31 at 6pm.  Visit us at Community Registration night August 29.

Swimming Lesson Transition Chart- See this document for the transitions to the new lesson formats

Progression Chart - Preschool Program

Progression Chart - Swimmer Program

If the level you need is full please add swimmers name to the waiting list. 

We recognize that the lessons are very popular and it can be hard to get in to the one you want. Here are some tips to help:
• If you have questions about lessons the best person to ask is Katie Barnes, our Aquatics Supervisor. 
• You will need an account set up on activenet in order to register.
• Register in person at our guest services desk.
• If you have internet access, we recommend online registration. If you do not, the library has computers that anyone can use for free, and they are open until 8 pm on Wednesday.
Other important notes about lessons:
• Classes will not be rescheduled in the event of a pool closure.
• Lesson sessions will close for registration 1 week prior to start date. Levels that are less than half capacity will be cancelled and replaced with other levels that have waiting lists or private lessons times.
• All swimmers registered in levels must have passed the previous level. Swimmers that are registered in advanced lessons will be removed and a credit applied to the swimmers Active Net account. Refunds in the form of Electronic Funds Transfers will have a $10 administration fee.

Private Swimming Lesson Information

Based on the internationally recognized Swim to Survive standard, the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program focuses on basic survival skills and good swimming skills – fun from day one! Swim for Life starts by developing strong foundational skills and personal self-rescue skills, then continues on by challenging swimmers to develop strong swimming strokes. Success oriented and fun for the entire family, there is something for everyone in the Swim for Life program.

Private swimming lessons open for registration on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm.  May 31, June 28, July 26 & August 30th.


Lifeguard Courses 2022/2023 One Time Only Discounted Rates - Register Today!

Step 1: 

CPR-C (Adult/Child/Infant) - Must be Government Approved 


Covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child,
and infant casualties, including two-rescuer CPR skills.
CPR-C includes an introduction to the purpose of an AED
and how they are used. 

Stay tuned for EDLC offerings coming up soon. Other alternative training sources are: Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services or Konnect Safety for more date options. 

Step 2:

Lifesaving Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally
and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the
four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze
Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and
problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on,
and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for
assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star (need not be current) or
minimum of 13 years of age.

Stay tuned for the next EDLC offering. Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Step 3:

Standard First Aid - Must be Government Approved 

Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training
covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course
is for those who want an in-depth understanding of
first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries,
heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal
and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.
Includes CPR-C certification.
Participants in workplace first aid programs are
required to achieve 70% or higher on a written exam
to receive certification.
Lifesaving Standard First Aid is Government of Alberta
and Government of Northwest Territories workplace

Stay tuned for the next EDLC offering.

Alternatively check Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services or Konnect Safety for more date options. 

Step 4:

Bronze Cross

Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to
lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities
as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand
their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles
and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities.
Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and
communication in preventing and responding to aquatic
emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced
training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership
certification programs.

Prerequisite(s): Bronze Medallion (need not be current),
current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.

Stay tuned for the next EDLC offering.

Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Step 5/6: The order of these next 2 courses does not matter.

Lifesaving Swim Instructor

Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating
candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian
Swim Patrol programs.
The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply
level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while
teaching and evaluating.
Prerequisite(s): minimum 15 years old, Bronze Cross or
higher (need not be current).

August 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, & 16th

8am - 2:30pm


Bring Canadian Lifesaving Manual, swim suit, warm clothes, extra towel, water bottle, snacks and lunch. 

Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Lifesaving National Lifeguard Pool 

National Lifeguard Pool trains lifeguards in safety
supervision and rescue in a pool environment.
Prerequisite(s): Bronze Cross (need not be current),
current AB workplace approved Standard First Aid (Aquatic
Emergency Care is recommended), and minimum 15 years
of age.

August 21st - 25th

7am - 3pm


Bring swim suit, towels, warm clothes, water bottle, snacks and lunch.

Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta. 

Visit our ActiveNet site to sign up easily online!

Register Now


We have a subsidy program for low income Town of Edson or Yellowhead County Residents to help cover the cost of swimming lessons and other programs. Households can apply for up to $450 that can be used for Community Services programming. 

How to apply?

1. Find out more information HERE

2. If you are eligible, fill it out.

3. Save it.

4. Email the application form & a copy of the required documentation to krystas@edson.ca or drop off at the Leisure Centre with "Attention Krysta" written on it.

Contact Us

Address: 1021 - 49 Street

Mail: P.O. Box 6300, Edson, AB T7E 1A0

Phone: 1-780-723-7665

Extension #1 - Reception

Extension #2 - Aquatics Supervisor Katie Barnes

Extension #3 - Recreation Administrative Assistant Shawna Ford

Extension #4- Recreation Manager Krysta Hawboldt